Zombie (Haitian Creole: zonbi; North Mbundu: nzumbe) is a term used to denote an animated corpse brought back to life by mystical means such as witchcraft.The term is often figuratively applied to describe a hypnotized person bereft of consciousness and self-awareness, yet ambulant and able to respond to surrounding stimuli.
An Apocalypse (Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis; “lifting of the veil” or “revelation”) is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted.
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I can’t seem to ignore much fuss that is found all over internet about this, Zombie Apocalypse. Maybe fuss is a misused term here, it’s rather joked about.
What’s it about?. Shotguns blowing the brains out of a Zombie?. Of course there can be numerous theories on this.
Media is strong, it’s the controlling medium which has it’s finger on the very heartbeat of masses. Back when the world was a simpler place, or a safer place, the society was free in the truest sense of the word. Modest, approachable and morally uplifting. Modern in accordance with its age, though some circles were still regarded as conservative, as it has been the tradition of the world.
In 1996, if my memory assists me, i used to have a bicycle, it was one of my favorite activities to bike along the neighborhood in the evening. At weekends, my father used to take me and the sisters to a local park, of course my bicycle would be with me. One day, when we came back from the park, my bicycle was in the car, as i was a kid, and as kids are always worried about their ‘play stuff’, i asked my father to not leave my bicycle in the car, and he replied, ‘It’s ok, leave it there, no one is going to steal your cycle’.
And no one did.
Last year, in 2010, i was in the car with my uncle coming back from somewhere i don’t remember, we parked outside his house, we were to return to a project site after taking our lunch, we needed half and hour or so. Mistakenly, he left his cell phone in the car, and asked me to go and get it, i said, ‘It’s ok uncle, it’s only 30 minutes, nobody’s going to steal it’, and he replied,’You never know these days’.
And he was right. I brought the cell phone back, but both of us weren’t ready to leave a cell phone in the car.
Are we facing a decline in human morals?. Yes, we are.
It’s nothing new to talk about, but it’s the most ignored attribute of the human race, at least in today’s world. When we are hit by a modern day consumerist era. We are put in a race against ourselves. I will not repeat what it has done to our race, but its effects are derogatory to us in general, and it has been successful in stripping us of our moral values, in particular.
I see everywhere, people want to improve their socioeconomic condition. They have a right to, i don’t object to that, i am to a certain extent, a part of it. But in that exertion, they choose to acquire it through any means possible. Lying (big or small) is just tip of the iceberg.
Everywhere, at work places, social gatherings, educational facilities, even healthcare facilities, people would resort to choose any means which makes them safe from a situation that might deprive them from this improvement they’re trying to acquire.
We have no intention to bring harm to anyone because of it, but we’re desperate to remain stagnant, and harm does come when it piles up. And we aren’t aware of it, neither conscious of it. We have lost it in a race against ourselves. We are driven by corporations and majority of us are brainless consumers.
Except a select few of course.
There will be no fiction, there will be no bringing back by some mystical means or witchcraft, the Zombies of our age are found among ourselves, bereft of consciousness and self-awareness, yet ambulant and able to respond to surrounding stimuli.
Blindly following the trending consumerism and following a stark and morally declined hedonist culture, doing everything in the name of fun, like there’s no tomorrow, like there’s no accountability.
It’s a funny notion though, when zombies are shown in fiction movies/cartoons, chasing a human for his or her BRAIN.
Have they lost theirs?. Well, most of them have.
No one can deny the end of this world or an Apocalypse, what we as humans with limited knowledge have missed is that the Apocalypse isn’t approaching us, we are approaching it. But the question is, how?.
As the select few?, or as the Zombies.
When the outbreak occurs among ourselves, the select few will be greatly envied, you mark my words, ENVIED. The select few who haven’t lost their brains. In my opinion, what separates us from those future zombies are, morals.
Morals which mustn’t be ignored, or tampered with. They are our shield from this decline. We must hold on to them.
Devil does bad, Angels do good, we humans are capable of doing both. But we are given the will, having the power to do bad but still choosing to do good (or that which is right) separates us from other creations. We humans, supersede any other creation, and to choose to do good and not bad, requires morals.
So hold on fast to them, we must not get marred by temptation, the shine and glitter of the morally declining world. We are tempted or distracted easily, and the ones in power KNOW THIS.
Choose to do good, having the power to do bad. Surely there will be Zombies and the select few in the future, the question is..
Which one are you?.